Susan McKee

Susan McKee is an independent scholar and freelance journalist specializing in history, culture and travel.

“Exhibit Columbus” Showcases 18 Works of Public Art

“Exhibit Columbus” is the inaugural edition of a biennal citywide celebration in this southern Indiana community of 45,000. On view through November 26, 2017, are three sets of public art scattered throughout town: Miller prize winners, Washington Street installations, and student works. Centerpieces are the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize installations, five enormous …

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From Black Hawk to Lorado Taft

Along the drive south from Rockford along the meandering two-lane [amazon_textlink asin=’0791815641′ text=’Illinois Highway 2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thetravelersway-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0ee5e24b-6f46-11e7-b25b-35dcc999abae’], the scenery recalls a bucolic Midwestern past: miles of prairie and forest interspersed with small towns and farmsteads. Then, a couple of miles north of Oregon, [amazon_textlink asin=’1741799023′ text=’Illinois’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thetravelersway-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2b794137-6f46-11e7-9c0f-47965264aef9′], “The Eternal Indian” …

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Past is Present in Cuba

Crumbling Colonial architecture. Endless vistas of Caribbean blue seas. Music that still stirs the soul. An artist whose work marks him as the love child of Barcelona’s Antonio Gaudi and Simon Rodia of Watts Towers fame. That’s what I remember most about a recent visit to Havana. The artist – José Rodríguez Fuster – is …

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Armenia Remembers the Past

A century has passed since Medz Yeghern – “The Great Crime” – began, but Armenians have not forgotten. It all started April 24, 1915, when Ottoman authorities arrested and then executed some 250 leading Armenians living in Constantinople. This was followed during the years of World War I by the systematic slaughter and forced deportation …

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